Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

New American Standard Bible

Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?

King James Version

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Holman Bible

Why should any living person complain,
any man, because of the punishment for his sins?

International Standard Version

Why should anyone living complain, any mortal, about being punished for sin?

A Conservative Version

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

American Standard Version

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?


Why does a living man sigh [one who is still in this life's school of discipline]? [And why does] a man complain for the punishment of his sins?

Bible in Basic English

What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Mem Why does the living man have pain, the man in his sins?

Julia Smith Translation

Why shall a living man murmur? a man for his sin?

King James 2000

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why should any living person complain about his sin?

Modern King James verseion

What? Should mankind complain, a living man, because of his sins?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore then murmureth the living man, let him murmur at his own sin.

NET Bible

Why should any living person complain when punished for his sins?

New Heart English Bible

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

The Emphasized Bible

Why should a living son of earth complain, Let a man complain because of his sins?


Why doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

World English Bible

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Youngs Literal Translation

What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin?


Root Form
Usage: 502

Usage: 541

Usage: 2

a man
Usage: 65




Context Readings

Israel's Affliction

38 Out of the mouth of the Most High doth not there proceed evil and good? 39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? 40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah.

Cross References

Micah 7:9

I will bear the indignation of Jehovah for I have sinned against him until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light; I shall behold his righteousness.

Proverbs 19:3

The folly of man distorteth his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah.

Genesis 4:5-7

and upon Cain, and on his offering, he did not look. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 4:13-14

And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is too great to be borne.

Leviticus 26:41

so that I also walked contrary unto them, and brought them into the land of their enemies. If then their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity,

Leviticus 26:43

For the land shall be left by them, and shall enjoy its sabbaths, when it is in desolation without them; and they shall accept the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they despised my judgments, and their soul abhorred my statutes.

Numbers 11:11

And Moses said to Jehovah, Why hast thou done evil to thy servant, and why have I not found favour in thine eyes, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

Numbers 16:41

And the whole assembly of the children of Israel murmured on the morrow against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of Jehovah.

Numbers 17:12

And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Lo, we expire, we perish, we all perish.

Joshua 7:6-13

And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of Jehovah until the evening, he and the elders of Israel, and threw dust upon their heads.

2 Samuel 6:7-8

And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

2 Kings 3:13

And Elisha said to the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him, Not so, for Jehovah has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab.

2 Kings 6:32

And Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him. And the king sent a man before him. Before the messenger came to him, he himself said to the elders, Do ye see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? See, when the messenger comes; shut the door, and keep him off with the door: is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

Ezra 9:13

And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this,

Job 11:6

And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, how that they are the double of what is realised; and know that +God passeth by much of thine iniquity!

Isaiah 38:17-19

Behold, instead of peace I had bitterness upon bitterness; but thou hast in love delivered my soul from the pit of destruction; for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Isaiah 51:20

Thy children have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an oryx in a net: they are full of the fury of Jehovah, the rebuke of thy God.

Jeremiah 30:15

Why criest thou because of thy bruise? thy sorrow is incurable; for the greatness of thine iniquity, because thy sins are manifold, I have done these things unto thee.

Lamentations 3:22

It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not;

Jonah 2:3-4

For thou didst cast me into the depth, into the heart of the seas, And the flood was round about me: All thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.

Jonah 4:8-9

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, so that he fainted; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Hebrews 12:5-12

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;

Revelation 16:9

And the men were burnt with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues, and did not repent to give him glory.

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